WWII Naval Battles – 250039-01 | Footage Farm Ltd



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04:00:05 MS ship w/ camouflage paint, waves break over bow of battleship (?) as gun turrets turn. Side view of ship w/ guns in firing position.
04:00:15 British sailors hoisting large shells from barge or hold (?) & rolled across deck on wagon. MLS of ship firing barrage. CUs. Ship in distance w/ smoke. Captain (?) w/ binoculars. Ships firing guns.
04:00:50 Launch in harbor; wounded carried & helped off.
04:01:00 Unid. older 3-stack navy ship seen from water. Navy crew waving on shipboard beneath reconnaisance plane on launch. Aircraft carrier from water, brief shot of nameplate Victorious, biplane w/ folded wings moved on deck.
04:01:24 ?? shakes hands w/ Rear Admiral Lancelot Holland on right. Sailors give thumbs up. LS HMS Hood. Naval officers place name plate Bismarck, 1941 on monument (?).
NOTE: Bismarck was discovered by the battleship HMS Prince of Wales, & battlecruiser HMS Hood under Rear Admiral Lancelot Holland. Biplanes from HMS Ark Royal torpedoed Bismarck, jammed her rudder & the Bismarck eventually sank on 27May41 after other British ships involved in the chase including HMS Victorious.
04:01:40 CU large transport ship w/ camouflage paint docking; officers watching from dock.
04:01:50 WACS down gangway, along dock. CU sign: Welcome Wacs & flowers; three WAC officers.
04:02:27 LS posing for newsreel cameras, standing & singing. Male & female Army officers walking on dock. WACs assembled & marching on field. One falls or drops pack & helped by soldiers.
04:03:19 Double deck bus w/ WACs, MCU & CUs. Off bus; at banana vendor; carrying baby kangaroos & feeding w/ bottles. Playing w/ squirrels or ?? as kids watch. Gag w/ furry animal inside uniform jacket.
04:04:44 CU holding young kangaroo.
WW2; WWII; Women’s Army Corps; Animals; 1940s;
NOTE: Probably WAC arrival in Sydney, Australia, May44.
NOTE: If requested will provide two cards (04:00:01 – 04:05:50) at per reel rate.
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